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  • Persecution

    Contributed by John Kapteyn on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 40 ratings
     | 3,212 views

    1. Today is the International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church. And for many of us this is something we may find hard to relate to. For we live in a land of freedom - free to worship God and free to live out our faith -at least for now. Like me, most of us have never experienced violence in ...read more

  • Persecuted

    Contributed by Lou Nicholes on Apr 26, 2007
    based on 3 ratings
     | 1,255 views

    How to find encouragement when everything seems to be against me.

    Satan has three lines of attack. First, he tries to keep men from becoming Christians. Then, if stopped here, he tries to keep them from being active and useful as Christians. And finally, as a last resort, he tries to destroy their character. (Lou Nicholes - Author and Missionary). THOUGHTS ...read more

  • Persecution Series

    Contributed by Stephen Smarowsky on Dec 11, 2007
    based on 30 ratings
     | 6,523 views

    The believer’s suffering is in the will of God. Do not be supprised and rejoice!

  • Christianity And Persecution Series

    Contributed by Garth Wehrfritz- Hanson on Apr 20, 2004
    based on 54 ratings
     | 2,858 views

    A sermon focussing on the resilience of Christian faith under persecution.

    Sermon for 4 Easter Yr C, 2/05/2004 Based on Rev 7:9-17 By Garth Wehrfritz-Hanson Pastor of Grace Lutheran Church, & Chaplain of the Good Samaritan Society’s South Ridge Village, Medicine Hat, Alberta In our second lesson today, John of Patmos reminds the churches in the province of Asia ...read more

  • Blessed Are The Persecuted Series

    Contributed by Frank Lay on Oct 12, 2004
    based on 38 ratings
     | 6,385 views

    As we examine this beatitude, let’s note some ways true believers are persecuted and what our reaction to persecution should be.

    BLESSED ARE THE PERSECUTED Matthew 5:10-12 The Apostle Paul was describing the many different persecutions he faced in his life as a preacher of the gospel. He shared how the Lord had delivered him from from them all. He wrote, “In fact, everyone who wants to live a godly life in Christ ...read more

  • Blessed Are The Persecuted

    Contributed by Stephan Brown on Mar 24, 2004
    based on 35 ratings
     | 1,525 views

    Explains persecution for believers including why persecution is a blessing!

    Blessed are the Persecuted Matthew 5:10-12 Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. 11 "Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me. 12 Rejoice and be glad, because ...read more

  • Blessed Are The Persecuted

    Contributed by Kiley Garrison on Feb 19, 2007
    based on 23 ratings
     | 4,699 views

    The Bible promises that everyone who follows Jesus will face persecution. If we aren’t facing any opposition for our faith, maybe we should ask ourselves why.

    Small Group Discussion Questions When you hear the word "persecution," what do you think of? What images come to mind? What are some ways Christians are persecuted today? Do you think persecution is worse for Christians in other countries than in the United States? Why or why not? Can ...read more

  • Smyrna The Persecuted Series

    Contributed by Dan Campbell on Feb 10, 2003
    based on 50 ratings
     | 1,791 views

    He was only three years old when his father died. It was of little consequence to the boy, for his father had been a killer. His mother took over the family trade and continued the boy’s education. She murdered her next husband with a dish of poisoned

    THE REVELATION OF JESUS part 4 SMYRNA - THE PERSECUTED Revelation 2:8-12 He was only three years old when his father died. It was of little consequence to the boy, for his father had been a killer. His mother took over the family trade and continued the boy’s education. She murdered ...read more

  • The Rewards Of Persecution

    Contributed by Charles Mallory on Nov 19, 2008
    based on 4 ratings
     | 2,014 views

    A challenge to live our lives in fuller awareness of those who are suffering and facing death because of their faith in Jesus Christ. (National Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church)

    A UKRANIAN BISHOP IS DEPORTED FROM BELARUS FOR “RELIGIOUS ACTIVITES.” TALIBAN GUNMEN SHOOT AND KILL A CHRISTIAN AID WORKER IN KABUL, AFGHANISTAN. ISLAMIC EXTREMEST RANDOMLY KILL 7 CHRISTIANS IN MOSUL, IRAQ. A MAN IN MEXICO KILLS 3 MEMBERS OF A CHRISTIAN FAMILY WHO JUST HAPPENED TO BE HIS ...read more

  • Blessed Are The Persecuted Series

    Contributed by Charles Salmon on Sep 5, 2004
    based on 14 ratings
     | 1,350 views

    God alsways calls forth the heroic in His people. Suffering stimulates spiritual growth. Some Biblical advice for handling persecution.

    Blessed Are the Persecuted Matt. 5:10-12 INTRO.: Should we feel blessed when we are persecuted? Is it a time for rejoicing when others oppose us because we are Christians? Jesus says, "yes." It may not seem like a blessing to be persecuted, but persecution was the atmosphere in which the early ...read more

  • Blessed Are The Persecuted Series

    Contributed by Scott Carmer on Jul 5, 2005
    based on 4 ratings
     | 1,203 views

    In this diverse nation, Christians will sometimes feel as though they are suffering the slings and arrows of misunderstanding, hostility, and persecution. Jesus promises that those who are so misunderstood, will be the bearers of eternal light.

    Blessed are the Persecuted Matthew 5:10-12 I Peter 3:13-22 Four hundred years ago, they were beginning to come. From Spain, France, England, and Holland they came. They came searching for riches, fame, and glory. They came because of the innate curiosity of human beings. They came ...read more

  • The Peacemakers And The Persecuted Series

    Contributed by Dan Brown on Dec 5, 2006
    based on 4 ratings
     | 914 views

    What did Christ mean when he said "blessed are the peacemakers" & "blessed are you when you are persecuted"

    7/13/03 EPIC-Peacemakers & persecuted Read-Blessed are the Peacemakers- Ill. Nobel story-The Nobel Peace Prize is the supreme award given to those who have made an exceptional contribution to the betterment of the world. Other Nobel Prizes are given to those who have made outstanding ...read more

  • Persecuted For Righteousness Series

    Contributed by Johann Neethling on Aug 26, 2006
    based on 13 ratings
     | 3,123 views

    Examination of the eighth BE-Attitude: Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

    PURSUING HAPPINESS: Persecuted for Righteousness Matthew 5:10 “Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven” 2 Timothy 3:1-5; 10-12 1. “Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. ...read more

  • Blessed Are The Persecuted Series

    Contributed by Rich Young on Feb 11, 2001
    based on 127 ratings
     | 3,708 views

    Eighth and final sermon on developing Christian character. Sermon includes examples of Christian persecution both in the United States and around the world.

    Blessed Are Those Who Are Persecuted TEXT: Mat 5:10-12 INTRODUCTION · Finishing up series on the Beatitudes · Other sermons deal ingredients of Christian character · This one talks about the maltreatment the Christian can expect · Basic Beatitude is in verse 10; expanded on in ...read more

  • Praise In Persecution

    Contributed by Dr. Ronald Shultz on Mar 10, 2001
    based on 75 ratings
     | 2,918 views

    An exhortation to praise when life hurts.

    Praise In Persecution We often paint the Christian life as one of utter joy and prosperity when we witness to unbelievers. Christians spend their lives trying to live up to that sales pitch. They learn to ignore the pain in their lives or accept it as punishment for their sins. They wear ...read more